Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Ken Osthimer, who shares the studio where I paint, is a photographer who uses old large-format view cameras to create amazing black and white images. He mixes chemicals and paints sheets of paper with them to make platinum prints. His work is wonderful. He sets the still lifes up in our studio. One day I asked him if it would be okay for me to take some pictures of his set-up. He graciously agreed and encouraged me to do so. So now when I see one, like the spent tulips I found on the table today, I take out my GH1 and have a field day. Thanks, Ken, for the beautiful tulips to play with.